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a pistol fit for a President

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by garydude, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. garydude

    garydude Member

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    I went to the Ronald Reagan presidential library this last week. If you have the means and an inkling, please do go as it was a very enjoyable experience.

    Anyhoo, here's a pic of the SW revolver that was given to him. I have no other information about it other than what's on the placard. Sorry the pic isn't better, but there was no flash photography allowed and it was in a display case.

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    The Will Rogers Museum in OK City is a really good one too! Thousands of guns!
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    I imagine in person it is really beautiful.
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    Yes it was. I wish the picture could do it justice. The whole museum was a great tribute to a great man.

    What I think is great is that SW thought he would like it. I'm pretty sure they won't be giving one to our current Prez.
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    Haven't seen Will Rogers but I have been to Woolaroc, near Bartlesville and the J.M. Davis museum in Claremore. Woolaroc was the estate of Frank Bartles and has a collection of one of a kind Colt and a large variety of other firearms. J.M.Davis in Claremore is almost exclusively firearms or firearms related with a healthy smattering of other unusual collectibles. They had on disply the worlds largest shoulder firearm. A chinese wall gun almost 8ft long in about a .90 caliber and the worlds smallest working firearm, A Kolibri magazine fed semi-auto in 1mm.
    They have dispalys of the guns of famous outlaws and the lawmen who pursued them. Both are well worth the time if you are in the area.:D :D
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    I have been to the museum and have seen the pistol,it is a beautiful piece of art.

    We have been to a number of presidential library's and the Ronald Reagan has been the best so far. I consider it a must see so put on your bucket list.
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    I like that revolver alot Gary, could you get it for me please??:D
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    Not without doing serious time in a penitentiary. Very good security (thankfully).

    What struck me most was the tour of his Air Force One- no real frills for the President. He had a couch that could lay down to make a bed (ala RV or camper) and a few desks but that was about it. No shower, tub etc. Unlike today's Air Force One-very big and luxurious for the current politicians in office. Kinda like how government has evolved. Bigger and better for those in power.
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    Do ya think any gun manufacturer would do that for are now sitting president.:) Great looking revolver.
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    President Regan must have appreciated that fine S&W. Who will cob up a water pipe zip gun for "O"?
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    We did the whole Will Rogers thing when we were up there last. I'm now thinking about going back! It was a lot of fun, and it takes a couple of days to do the museum, and the Will Rogers home.
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    Ronnie used to get rifles,pistols and shotguns from all of the major makers. Lucky man and a great President.
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